The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...